Once it is understood that II Kings 3 is a theological reaction to Mesha's victories over Israel--victories never mentioned in the Biblical account--and not a historical account in the same way as the Mesha Inscription is, the role of the miracle-making prophet Elisha
is clarified and the chapter as a whole takes its place in the Book of Kings.
The prophet Elisha
permitted Naaman to accompany his king, a pagan, in worship; why should English Catholics not be permitted to do something similar with their monarch?
The prophet Elisha
sends a messenger to Naaman with some directions concerning his leprosy: "Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean" (2 Kings 5:10).
It records the death and burial of the great prophet Elisha
and later gives an account o a dead man being cast into his grave.
Another contrast between "great" and "small" is between the king of Israel and the prophet Elisha
Abraham with his many flocks, the prophet Elisha
with his multiple residences, King David in his fortified city, and Judith in her fine home and splendid privacy all enjoyed the material returns on their fidelity to God.
According to the Zohar (Introduction 7b), he was the son of the grand lady, the Shunnamite who hosted the prophet Elisha
Wendy conducted a mock interview with the three main characters of the story, the Israelite servant girl, Naaman and the prophet Elisha
When the king of Israel despairs because of his inability to comply with such an impossible request, which he takes as a provocation to further battle, the prophet Elisha
comes forward to remedy the situation.
Apologists for this belief have traditionally cited a passage from the Old Testament, in which contact with the bones of the prophet Elisha
bring a dead man back to life.
T]hey that be with us are more than they that be with them," Hunter confidently wrote, echoing the words of the Old Testament prophet Elisha
He told the children the story from 2Kings 6 , in which the prophet Elisha
helps a man who appeals to him by floating a lost iron axe head to the surface of the Jordan; we must have trust in God and in true men of God.